White Man’s Justice Is Black People’s Grief: A Black History Month Truth

February 7, 2024

By Kevin Cooper / Original to ScheerPost “It’s not whether you win or lose that counts, but how you play the game that matters.” That’s what my people are often told. But we are not told that this so-called game is rigged, and it’s rigged against us even before we are born.  […]

A Never-ending Constitutional Violation: A summary of the current status of Kevin Cooper’s case by the Kevin Cooper Defense Committee

January 9, 2024

On October 26, 2023, the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP wrote a rebuttal in response to the Special Counsel’s January 13, 2023 report upholding the conviction of their client Kevin Cooper. A focus of the rebuttal was that all law enforcement files were not turned over to the Special […]

“I, Too, Am American” by Kevin Cooper

November 8, 2023

Read Kevin’s latest essay inspired by Langston Hughes and published on

Whitewashing Historical Truths: The Story of Sullivan’s Island by Kevin Cooper

June 18, 2023

While everyone’s heard of Ellis Island, the equivalent port of arrival for countless slaves is rarely mentioned in American history, writes Kevin Cooper from death row in San Quentin.

“An Undeniable Truth” By Kevin Cooper

April 15, 2023

FREEDOM: Can Oppressed People Ever Truly Be­ Free In America? by Kevin Cooper

February 5, 2023

Read Kevin’s latest essay, “Freedom,” about Black History Month on Scheer Post:

Music and Black America’s Continuous Struggle for Freedom

February 18, 2021

Kevin Cooper explores the music that was created seemingly for the purpose of helping Black America’s historic struggle find a language of its own and shares some of his all-time favorites.

The Electoral College Must Go

January 19, 2021

It’s long since time to end this legacy of slavery and racism which insures some votes are worth far more than others.

View from Death Row: We Are the Living Dead

August 5, 2020

For weeks, prisoners at San Quentin have been sick and dying as the epidemic spread rapidly in the crowded, stacked cells. Then the author fell ill, too.

View from Death Row: The Disproportionate Blues

June 24, 2020

We African Americans have often been told that times have changed. We are tired of pretending.